The Piedmont Environmental Council hosts advocacy campaigns on a variety of local, state and (sometimes) federal issues. We also let local residents know about planning processes and other opportunities to weigh in. Find out about these campaigns through email alerts and social media. If you haven’t already signed up, you can sign up for email alerts today! You can also find us on Facebook, on Twitter or on Instagram.
- PEC’s Virginia General Assembly webpage
- PEC’s county by county webpages
- More about the Virginia Conservation Network
- Who are my elected officials?
List of current PEC advocacy campaigns or petitions:
Metal mining in Virginia risks public and environmental health
Gold mining historically occurred throughout Virginia in the gold-pyrite belt, including substantial operations across the PEC region in Orange, Culpeper and Fauquier counties. Now, half a century since metals were last mined commercially, the threat has resurfaced. PEC is currently working with a coalition of organizations to pass comprehensive statewide legislation at the Virginia General Assembly to ensure the health, safety and welfare of our communities. Sign the joint petition: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe4o5RdQ2FsfTLlAsLWfHMXLQNotO-0oxAkC5BV0Ts6F2tHSw/viewform
Loudoun Petition: HOA Residents for Sustainable Landscaping
More than 60% of Loudoun residents are part of an HOA. Join with friends, neighbors and community members in showing support for sustainable landscaping practices at HOAs across Loudoun County.
This petition is a simple way to show elected officials in Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville that residents want better, more connected, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.